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Mario

Mario
Mario is Sous Chef at The Chopping Block.

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Custom Bench Scrapers Made by a Chef

I usually share my culinary adventures with you here on the blog, but I have a unique opportunity and experience to share this month instead. I have worked with The Chopping Block's Owner/Chef ...

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Summertime is Pizza on the Grill with Beer Time

  My wife informed me that we would be having company for dinner last Sunday and that our guests would expect me to cook something delicious. I agree that's a fair expectation, but the situation put ...

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The Return of Mario, Grilling Season and Mother's Day Ribs

I find it no coincidence that my return to the blog-o-sphere has coincided with another return… grilling season! Finally, we get to enjoy a bit of warm-ish weather, grab some new charcoal or fill up ...

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Pina Coladas and Mai Tais Make for a Great Cocktail Party

This past Independence Day weekend was finally a taste of summer weather – sunny days and cool nights. What better way to take advantage of time off and great weather than a cocktail party on the ...

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Everything you Need to Know about Rye Whiskey

Some new craft spirits have been making their way onto our shelves here at The Chopping Block. We have painstakingly chosen spirits that are either made locally or have some connection to the ...

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A Trip to South Florida: Good Rum and Cuban Sandwiches

My wife and I just got back from a vacation to South Florida. As per most vacations, it was far too short. But we did get to enjoy a few of my favorite delights: Cuban Sandwiches and a Dark and ...

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DIY Mushrooms

If you've read my blog before, you know that I tend to be a do-it-yourself-er. This past spring, I wrote about foraging for mushrooms. While doing a little research, I got struck by a proverbial bolt ...

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